Cmon, who didnt think Future Trunks was the coolest DBZ character ever? He was powerful, modest, collected, motivated..... and had a sword! Super Saiyans + swords always equals win! Plus he wasnt a puss like his GT variant.....BOOOO!
I tried to give as much credence to Toriyama's art style as I could while still remaining loyal to my own style. I think i managed a good middle ground, blending the two.
I cheated a bit on this concept. I used elements from my Naruto OC to shorten the development...... but considering Shiro's design was directly inspired by Mirai Trunks, I really didnt feel like I stepped out of bounds on that decision. Plus, I felt like this design gave a more modern and realistic edge to an otherwise unrealistic looking individual from anime's past.
The scene of this image is meant to pay hommage to his first appearance, where he intercepted Frieza and his entourage before they could terrorize earth in Goku's absence. Probably his most famous moment in the series next to his Ascended Transformation.